Best Cable TV Alternatives to Save Money in 2021
With technology improving day-by-day, various streaming services have emerged out in the market. Those services completely changed the way of watching live TV and movies. At the same time, they also cost you less money than usual cable or satellite services. Instead of paying $100-$200/mo for your cable TV, you can purchase those streaming services to save some money. As so many streaming services available in the market, it is difficult to find out the best one. Hence, we have listed out the 9 best Cable TV Alternatives that you can purchase to save some money.
Sling TV is a perfect alternative for cable TV or satellite service. Sling TV offers three different plans of Sling Orange ($25/month), Sling Blue ($25/month) and Sling Orange + Blue ($40/month). The Sling Orange package provides access to 28 channels including ESPN, HGTV, Food Network, Disney, Comedy Central and more. Whereas, Sling Blue gives you access to stream 44 channels including Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Cartoon Network, History Channel and more. The third package, Sling Orange + Blue gives you access to all the channels. Moreover, users can also add premium channels like Showtime, HBO, Starz, Cinemax and much more as add-on packages. The price of those addon packages ranges from $5-$15 per month. Overall, Sling TV is an ideal Cable TV Alternative for sports lovers.
Supported devices: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Firestick, PlayStation, Xbox One, Web browsers, Smart TV and Chromecast
Hulu is a best cable TV alternative to watch the current shows and movies on your device. The basic package of $5.99/mo gives you access to stream all the movies and TV shows available in the Hulu library. If you want to watch the commercial-free TV shows, you can opt for $11.99/mo package. Hulu also offers another package called Hulu with Live TV ($44.99 per month). It gives you instant access to stream 140+ cable channels like The Golf Channel, ESPN 1, The History Channel, Disney, Fox Sports, Fox News and many more. You can also add HBO, Cinemax and Showtime as an add-on by paying the additional fee.
Supported devices: Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire Tablets, Firestick, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Amazon Prime Video
If you’re a movie lover, Amazon Prime Video is a great application to replace your cable tv or satellite services. You can watch movies, Amazon originals, TV shows, documentaries, award-winning short films, Kids shows and more. But you need active Amazon Prime subscription to use the Amazon Prime video app. The Amazon Prime subscription costs $12.99 per month and $119 per year. It also has addon channels like HBO ($14.99/mo), Showtime ($8.99/mo), Cinemax ($8.99/mo), Starz ($8.99/mo) and many more.
Supported devices: Smart TVs, Web browsers, Roku, Nvidia Shield, Firestick, PlayStation, Xbox, Android, iOS, Chromecast, and Fire tablets.
Just like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix is another app to stream plenty of movies, TV shows and Netflix originals on your device. Netflix offers three different packages of Basic ($8.99/mo), Standard ($11.99/mo) and Premium ($15.99/mo). The Ultra HD quality is available only in the Premium package. If you’re a new user, you will get a one-month free trial on all plans. You can create multiple viewer profiles to separate the list for each household members. You can also download your movies or TV shows to stream it in the offline mode.
Supported devices: Android, iOS, Smart TV, Web browsers, Apple TV, Chromecast, Firestick, PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox One, Roku and Fire tablets.
Everyone knows YouTube, a popular streaming service used to watch all kind of videos. They also offer a separate live TV streaming called YouTube TV. You can access this service to stream channels from 70+ networks including CBS, FOX, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC, CNN, FOX, HGTV, NBC, NBA and more. Priced at $49.99/month, it is one of the few Live TV services that have unlimited cloud DVR storage without any additional charges. Hence, you can record your favourite clippings without any limitations. The service also supports premium addon channels like Showtime, UMC, STARZ, Acorn, NBA League Pass and more.
Supported devices: Web browsers, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Smart TVs, Firestick and Xbox One.
AT&T TV NOW
Formerly called as DirecTV Now, AT&T TV NOW is a live TV streaming service that comes with a huge lineup of channels along with on-demand movies and cloud DVR storage. It offers two packages called AT&T TV NOW PLUS ($65/mo) and AT&T TV NOW MAX ($80/mo). The first plans provide access to 45+ channels and the later one streams 60+ channels. They also provide 5 premium network addons: Cinemax ($11/mo), Showtime ($11/mo), Starz ($11/mo), Epix ($6/mo) and Movies Extra Pack ($5/mo).
Supported devices: Firestick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iOS, Android and Samsung Smart TV (2017+ models)
If you want to replace your cable TV at an affordable cost, you can opt for Philo. Priced at $20/month, it streams 58 channels including Food Network, AMC, CMT, HGTV, Discovery Channel, BBC World News, BET and many more. You will also have 25000+ on-demand titles along with unlimited cloud DVR storage. But, the recording will expires after 30 days.
Supported devices: Web browsers, Firestick, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, iOS, Android and Fire tablets.
fuboTV is another cable tv alternative available to stream 176 channels on your device. You can stream all kind of entertainment and sports channels across multiple devices. It also has a cloud DVR support to record your favourite video clipping. Depending on the package, the hours of Cloud DVR and number of connections will vary.
Supported devices: Firestick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iOS, Android, Web browsers and Samsung Smart TV
Launched in November 2019, Disney+ is a newly launched streaming which lets you watch Disney related movies and TV shows. It also includes Pixar animated movies, Star war contents, National Geographic and Marvel studios. There are two plans available in Disney Plus: $6.99/month and $69.99/month. The price will vary depending on the location you are residing in.
Supported devices: iOS, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Android, Android TV, PlayStation 4, Roku, Xbox One, Firestick, Smart TVs.
These are the streaming services that you can use to replace cable TV or satellite services. Select and sign up for the service which is convenient for your usage. In case, if we missed any streaming service, drop it in the comment box.
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